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The 2015 Farolito Walk

SF TrailsFarolitos are a mainstay of the holidays in Santa Fe. Simple flickering candles in weighted paper bags creates a sense of quite reverence and peace. They also draw large crowds to Canyon Road every Christmas Eve for the Annual Canyon Road Farolito Walk. The little lanterns line walls and paths, while luminaria fires provide warm places of warm respite along the road. Joviality and song fill the street as the holiday spirit fills the air.

2015 once again sees Canyon Road hosting this favorite Santa Fe event, which will start at dusk on December 24th. Some galleries along the road will be open for extended hours or hosting special exhibitions.

Warm Up For Charity

Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery, 225 Canyon Road, will host the 6th Annual Baked Goods and Hot Cocoa Sale on Christmas Eve during the Canyon Road Farolito Walk to benefit The Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary in Glorieta.

Baked goods and hot cocoa are being provided by volunteers, and include homemade fudge, biscochitos, cakes, assorted cookies, and many other scrumptious goodies. All (100 percent) of the sales benefit The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary.

Santa Fe artist, Julian Romero, has created a charming Pueblo-style Gingerbread House – including handmade miniature adobe bricks and  tiny farolitos! – which will be auctioned during the event. You are invited to preview this wonderful creation as well as enter your bid at Scarlett’s.

Also available are dog biscuits for big and little dogs, donated by San Marcos Feed Store

Happy Holidays Santa Fe!

Join the Hunt!

Photo sharing app Instagram has experienced a startling rise in Santa Fe over the past year. City-funded travel campaign How To Santa Fe and guerrilla community photo project SimplySantaFe have inspired thousands of City Different residents, visitors and businesses to share their lives using the famous filters and hashtags of the world’s fastest- growing social network. Now iconic Santa Fe art route Canyon Road is teaming with SimplySantaFe to launch a new Instagram adventure. The first inaugural Passport to the Arts Scavenger Hunt will take place on May 8, 2015 in the Canyon Road art district from 4:30-7:00 pm.
Participants will gather in the sculpture garden of Canyon Road Contemporary Art, where they will receive a passport with special tasks and clues to perform in galleries and businesses along Canyon Road. They’ll be encouraged to use the special hashtags #CanyonRoadPassport and #SimplySantaFe as they post Instagram photos during the event. When they return with their completed passport, participants will be entered into a special drawing to win prizes donated by Canyon Road merchants.
Passport to the Arts is a weekend of colorful Canyon Road happenings, including silent auctions, a live auction and an Artist Quick Draw event. The Quick Draw will take place Saturday, May 9th from 11 am to 1 pm in six locations along Canyon Road. A live auction of the artwork produced in the Quick Draw will begin at 5:00 pm at Wiford Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.
Get more information on our homepage, and scroll down for a sampling of gorgeous photos from Canyon Road. Make sure to follow us for much more!

Who’s excited for our Passport to the Arts scavenger hunt on May 8? Make sure to follow our collaborators @simplysantafenm! ・・・
#TGIF, we love the weekends! And we’re cooking up some extra special weekend fun in two weeks with the @canyonroadgalleries! Join us for #CanyonRoadPassport on Canyon Road, Friday, May 8th from 4:30-7pm for an Instagram Scavenger Hunt with chances to win fabulous prizes donated by the Canyon Road Merchants! For more information, click the link in our bio or scroll down to check out our original announcement from a week ago. We can’t wait to have some photo fun with our amazing #SantaFeNM community! #simplysantafe #canyonroadgram #canyonroad #scavengerhunt #howtosantafe

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Canyon Road is officially on Instagram! We’ll be reposting beautiful photos from galleries and businesses all along our iconic art route, like this shot of @pippincontemporary’s springy sculpture garden. Stay tuned for information on our upcoming #instameet with @simplysantafenm. ・・・
A little rearranging of sculpture on this spring day..come see Troy Pillow’s “Re-Emergence” move with the wind in front of the gallery. New work from Troy is coming soon! #abstractart #sculpture #contemporaryart #artgallery #canyonroad #steelsculpture #abstractartist #santafeart #santafegallery #simplysantafe #spring #santafespring #artgallery #simplysantafe #simplynewmexico #howtosantafe #canyonroadpassport #regram

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Canyon Road Farolito Walk 2014

It’s Christmas Eve, which means it’s once again time for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. The road will be closed from 6-9 pm tonight so that people can crowd the road with holiday spirit.

Also this year the City of Santa Fe Tourism Department has created a caroling book so that you can join in on the singing along The Road. Download it here, then for ease of use print double sided.

Happy Holidays from Canyon Road.


One of Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions is the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, which lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who promenade the famous path on Christmas Eve. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the historic neighborhood of Canyon Road and Acequia Madre.

The neighborhood will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Barricades will be set up beginning at 5:30 p.m. and streets will officially close at 6:00 p.m. For those who cannot walk and must tour the neighborhood by car the streets will reopen after 9:00 p.m. for regular operation.

A portable restroom will be available at the City of Santa Fe Parking Lot located at 761 Canyon Rd.

Santa Fe Trails Will Provide Free Bus Service for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Passengers can pick up the free bus service from Santa Fe Place Mall and the South Capitol Rail Runner Station and be transported to Canyon Road at Paseo de Peralta for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Hours of free service are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014. Buses marked “special” will pick-up and drop-off continuously during this period.  All Transit Routes are Free of Charge after 5:00 p.m.


Canyon Road Paint Out- Canyon Road Merchants Association

We’re 3 1/2 weeks away from the 7th Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out, and excitement is building. As galleries all along Canyon Road register their artists for the event, it’s shaping up to be the plein air festival’s biggest and most diverse year yet. All day on October 18, art enthusiasts from across the country will have the opportunity to connect with painters and sculptors, jewelers and printmakers, photographers and clothing designers. Though their mediums are diverse, the artists are all tied together by this colorful ribbon of road that has fostered the creative spirit for more than a century.

Check out our last blog for more information on this exciting weekend, and make sure to follow the Canyon Road Merchants Association on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.

But wait! We’re also planning a top secret event that has never happened on Canyon Road before. Follow our COUNTDOWN TO PAINT OUT blog series over the next few weeks for clues. For now, all we can give you is a time and a place:

Canyon Road Paint Out- Clue 1